Diseases Index
Annosum Root Rot
Heterobasidion irregulare
Bacterial Leaf Scorch
Xylella fastidiosa
Laurel Wilt
Harringtonia lauricola
Littleleaf Disease
Oak Wilt
Bretziella fagacearum
Phytoplasmas (aka Yellows)
Thousand Cankers Disease
Geosmithia morbida
Clemson University, USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org

Littleleaf Disease

Littleleaf disease is a complex forest health issue caused by a combination of abiotic factors and Phytophthora cinnamomi.  This disease has significantly impacted shortleaf pine in the Piedmont Region, and has been one reason why shortleaf is neither planted as often or as common as it was in the past.  Phytophthora cinnamomi infects roots, and results in shortened needles (hence the name), growth reductions, and potential mortality.  The Shortleaf Pine Initiative (http://shortleafpine.net/) is working with partners throughout the Southeast to reintroduce shortleaf pine into areas it once was found, and encourage its use as a commercial timber tree.


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